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>> schieffer: tonight, rupert murdoch on the hot seat. >> this is the most humble day of my life. >> schieffer: then things got worse. >> oh! >> schieffer: elizabeth palmer and anthony mason on the newscorp chief getting a taste of humble pie. "a significant step," that's what president obama called a new bipartisan senate plan to avoid default. nancy cordes and norah o'donnell have the latest on that. and as n.f.l. players and owners fight over billions, john blackstone talks to retired players who have to scramble to get medical coverage for their injuries. >> reporter: two years in the n.f.l., what do you get? >> nothing. captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news" with scott pelley. >> schieffer: and good evening. scott's off tonight, i'm bob schieffer. well, rupert murdoch called it "the most humbling day of his life," and he said he was sorry, but it wasn't his fault and he wasn't resigning. then someone hit him with a cream pie. that about summed up the parliamentary hearing into the police bribery and phone hacking scandal involving one of murdoch's british
>>> tabloid trouble. what did they know? and when did they know it? rupert murdoch, his son and a top executive testified before parliament today in the phone hacking scandal that has rocked the uk. >>> no mercy. unrelenting heat smothers more than half of the country, and refuses to budge. >>> and homeward bound. the "atlantis" departs from the international space station for the "atlantis" departs from the international space station for the final time. captioning funded by cbs >>> good morning, everybody, thanks for joining us, i'm betty nguyen. the british parliament gets its shot at rupert murdoch this morning. murdoch, his son james, and murdoch's former chief newspaper executive testified before a parliamentary committee this morning about the phone hacking scandal. a member of murdoch's board of directors is denying reports that the directors are considering replacing murdoch. but bloomberg news reports murdoch's future could depend on this morning's testimony. charlie d'agata is in london with the latest on this. good morning, charlie. >> good morning to you, betty.
rupert murdoch grilled while his wife wendi jumped to his offense from a pie-throwing prankster live on london for the latest. >>> american airlines announces $85 billion blan to buy a praned new fleet of planbrand-new flee planes. >>> deal or no deal. new hope on those deadlock washington budget talks as a possible break through plan and even some republicans are praising. tell you what it is and what it means for your wallet "early" this wednesday morning, july 20th, 2011. captioning funded by cbs >>> good morning. welcome to "the early show" on wednesday, july 20th. i'm chris wragge. >> i'm rebecca jarvis. erica hill is off this morning. >>> britain's tabloid scandal, prime minister david cameron faces questions in parliament today why he hired a former "news of the woshled" editor connected to phone hacking. our own jeff glor has made his way to london for the very latest on the scandal that seems to grow day by day. jeff, good morning. >> reporter: chris, good morning to you from london. you mentioned some developments this morning. david cameron, right now, addressing the scand
to take shape. >>> humble pie, rupert murdoch is grilled on his role in the phone hacking scandal after a protester makes a headline grabbing attack. >>> and no parking, a canadian car owner learns the hard way to pay attention to the sign. captioning funded by cbs >>> good morning, everybody. thanks for joining us. i'm betty nguyen. this morning the debt showdown in washington is focused on a bipartisan senate plan that is gaining legs on capitol hill and the white house. the proposal from the so-called gang of six calls for deep budget cuts and new revenues. joel brown is in washington with the latest on this. good morning, joel. >> betty, good morning. in this week's long battle over raising the debt limit, optimism has been hard to come by. that seemed to change yesterday, at least in the senate. we saw some republicans, some democrats, some conservatives, some liberals, coalescing around a bipartisan deal. >> it's time to get down to the business of actually solving this problem and i think we now are seeing the potential for a bipartisan consensus. >> reporter: president obama may
, the head of scotland yard, has resigned, and the well-connected former chief executive of rupert murdoch's news international has been arrested. elizabeth palmer rorz. >> reporter: rebekah brooks had willingly made an appointment to go to the police station to answer questions when she arrived, she was arrested. anything she tells detectives now will become a formal part of the criminal inquiry into phone hacking and bribery of the "news of the world." brooks' arrest came as a surprise, but this was a shock. >> i have this afternoon informed the palace, secretary and the mayor of my intention to resign as commissioner of the metropolitan police service. >> reporter: the powerful head of london's police force resigned, not because he's personally suspected of wrongdoing but it was on his watch that the former "news of the editor" neil wallace as hired as a pr consultant to the police. he's since been arrested in connection with hacking. when this scandal exploded two weeks ago no one dreamed how many powerful people would be dragged in and down. in the u.s., les hinton, head of dow jones
by rupert murdoch. former prime minister gordon brown believes some of his bank account details were illegally obtained by the "sunday times." >> "the sunday times" appear to have got access to my account. they got access to my legal files. but i'm shocked. i'm generally shocked to find that this happened because of the leads. >> reporter: he was shattered to learn that the sun was going public with the news that his baby son had cystic fibrosis. something the family had kept strictly confidential. the person who told the browns that "the sun" would run a story on their baby's illness was rebecca brooks. at the time the editor of the sun newspaper, she's now rupert murdoch's british ceo and is herself being questioned by police. john yates, the officer you saw earlier on in my report, has just told the committee that he's 99% sure his phone was hacked, which shows that police investigating the news of the world were themselves not immune. chris? >> i'll tell you, this story grows more and more every day. cbs' elizabeth palmer for us in london. elizabeth, thank you very much. >>> like
for your insight. >> you're quite welcome. >> mitchell: in other news, media magnate rupert murdoch is in full damage control mode this weekend, trying to defuse the phone hacking uproar on both sides of the atlantic. dana lewis in london has the latest. >> an apology to a nation. major british newspapers today carried full-page advertisements from rupert murdoch and his company, news international, embroiled in phone hacking and police bribery. "we are sorry for the serious wrongdoing that occurred." and tomorrow another ad promising next steps. they include help from two former u.s. justice department lawyers to, as the ad says, put right what's gone wrong. murdoch is struggling to save his company, newscorp, the second largest media conglomerate after disney. yesterday, he accepted the resignation of his chief british c.e.o., rebekah brooks. hours later in the u.s., the resignation on les hinton, c.e.o. of dow jones, which publishes the "wall street journal." gone are two key executives who served as firewalls in the growing scandal of phone hacking. >> the thing about firewalls
in damage control. >> reporter: rupert murdoch arrived in london, conspicuously reading a copy of his notorious cameras, then smiled for the cameras as he went out for dinner with rebekah brooks his embattled ceo. the scandal has cost him one of his most profitable papers. staff leaving "news of the world" for the last time put a brave face on the murdoch decision to shut it down. the "news of the world" was the best selling newspaper in britain, a cheeky blend of skin, scandal and gotcha journalism, for people who loved seeing the rich and powerful taken down a rich or two, but not families touched by grief. the "news of the world" is under police investigation for hacking into voice mails belonging to relatives of fallen soldiers and a murdered teenager. journalists also hacked into the phones of celebrities who found out and sued. it was james, rupert murdoch's son and heir apparent who authorized a reported million-dollar out of court settlement to at least one of the hacking victims. this week, he admitted it was a mistake. >> i acted on the advice of executives and lawyers withi
. >> caption colorado, llc comments@captioncolorado.com >>> good morning. rupert murdoch is on the hot seat before members of parliament this morning and answering questions about his newspaper's hacking into thousands of cell phones and saying this is the most huvenl day of my life. we will look at the rise' possible fall of this media giant. >>> a denver air traffic controller is accuse of being drunk on the job and talking to planes in the area and now a federal investigation is under way and he has been suspended. we will bring you the latest. >>> a deadly heat wave is blamed for at least 13 deaths as 40 states reach 90 and higher and 60 million americans battle this summer scorcher. now it may only get worse and we are going to bring you the forecast and tell you when things may finally break. >>> and the u.s. women's soccer team returns home from the world cup. we will talk with some of the players with the run to the finals and their heartbreaking loss and what is next for the team. it's happening "early" this tuesday morning, july 19th, 2011. captioning funded by cbs >>> what you're
relationship with rupert murdoch and his now disgraced executive team. >> you live and you learn, and believe you me i have learned. >> reporter: he batted away question after question. especially about his decision to hire an ex murdoch editor since arrested in the phone hacking scandal as his communications chief. >> if it turns out i've been lied to, that would be a moment for a profound apology. >> reporter: a recent poll shows 60% of britain's think murdoch through his powerful newspaper group has far too much influence in british politics. influence cameron says he's been open about. >> what i've set out is not just meetings that are business meetings, official meetings with media executives and proprietors, but also private meetings as well. >> reporter: so it was even more embarrassing for cameron when rupert murdoch facing his own grilling by british lawmakers said he was invited to the prime minister's home at number 10 downing street after last year's election as a thank you for his support, but told to arrive in secret. >> why did you enter the back door to number 10 when you visi
. >>> rupert murdoch returns to the u.s., new report accuses his company of trying to block a criminal investigation into phone hacking and police payoffs by his reporters. we will tell you what is next for the embattled media mogul this thursday, july 21st, 2011. good morning. welcome to "the early show." you see the barometer rising. humidity rise. dew point rising. sun is rise. the translation, it is hot. >> very hot. it feels hotter it even shows on your thermometers this morning. >> like 80 in new york already and 7:01 and 32 states across the country with some type of heat advisory today. the temperatures triple digits in a lot of places and talk about that coming up. >> i'm rebecca jarvis. good morning. erica hill is off this morning. >> i'm chris wragge. >>> start with the final landing of the space shuttle. "atlantis" touched downed early this morning, a perfect end to the shuttle he program's last mission. cbs news national correspondent chip reid is here with more. >> reporter: you can see the shuttle "atlantis" at the end of the runway behind me. this is the last time you w
. in just 24 hours from now, rupert murdoch himself, his son, james, will be grilled by parliamentarians and will be asked about what they did or did not know about dirty tricks regarding their newspapers. all will be watching, as well as investors around the world. >> he is the man that investors have followed to the ends of the earth. he is the man whose judgment always comes out right. in this case, he is, on the face of it, found to be wanton. >> it will be broadcast live tomorrow. it will be quite a contest for politicians who are under huge pressure to get answers in the affair. and a man whose entire empire is at stake. >> joining us is long-time media reporter lloyd grove for newsweek and the daily beast. ten people arrested already, including rebecca brooks, out on bail this morning, and the resignation of paul stephenson. are you surprised how far reaching this has gotten, so quickly? >> of course. it's a huge shock. who knows what's more to come. rebecca was at the top of british society. she started out as a secretary, as we reported in newsweek today. she rose to the top of
baron rupert murdoch to the polo playing prince william and his bride stories with the british connection have been very much in the news this past week. ben tracy will have more on the royal tour of california. but first elizabeth palmer in london with the latest on the end of the world, at least for the world's newspaper, that is. >> reporter: the last edition of the news of the world was a proud farewell that recalled 168 years of sunday scoops. rupert murdoch bought the paper in 1969 and used its profits to build his vast media empire that now includes fox news, the wall street journal, and the new york post. but this week this scrappy tabloid was engulfed by scandal. though it remained one of the best-selling newspapers in the english speaking world its name is disgraced and the fallout has damaged politicians, the police and the formidable mr. murdoch. the scandal exploded with a teenager murdered in 2002. on monday in london, a private investigator working for the news of the world was accused of hacking into her cell phone and deleting messages giving her family false h
. but rupert murdoch didn't take the blame for rupert murdoch's phone hacking scandal. charlie d'agata reports. >> reporter: rupert murdock is defending his blown empire but 2 1/2 hours into questioning he had to defend himself. a man lunged at him with a plateful of foam. his wife jumped to his rescue before the police arrested the protestor. earlier his son james apologized for phone hacking at the family's "news of the world" newspaper. >> it's a matter of great regret. >> reporter: politicians fired questions at the murdochs all on live tv. >> mr. murdoch do you accept ultimately you are responsible for the whole fiasco? >> no. >> you are not responsible? who is responsible? >> the people that i trusted to run and then maybe the people they trusted. >> reporter: murdoch employees are accused of tapping the voicemails of murder victims, politicians, even the families of 9/11 victims. former "news of the world" editor rebekah brooks also took the hot seat and chose her words carefully. she is already under police investigation. >> things went badly wrong at the "news of the world" and we a
this morning. news corporation owned by rupert murdoch announced it is dropping a bid to buy a broadcasting company after growing opposition from lawmakers. in the meantime, today, prime minister david cameron vowed to investigate whether phone hackers targeted 9/11 victims. >>> thousands turn out in afghanistan for the funeral of ahmed wali karzai. the president went openly during that burial. climbing inside the grave to help move his brother's body at one point. karzai was mureded yesterday by a trusted family guard. on the way to the the funeral two roadside bombs was the target but no one hurt. >>> a second memorial service tonight in michigan for betty ford who died friday at 93 was mourned at funeral services yesterday in palm desert, california. among those attending first ladies rosalynn carter and michelle obama and nancy reagan and former president george w. bush was also there. >>> the national league in the all-star game won for the second year in a row. the brewers prince fielder got mf honomvp honors for this home. 14 minutes past the hour. now here is chris. >> the game has
/11 families were hacking victims. rupert murdoch, his son james and murdoch's former british ceo rebecca brooks will likely face punishing questions from lawmakers when this he appear before parliament tuesday. brooks was arrested over the weekend. and released on bail. she spent hours answering questions. about what she knew about hacking, while she was in charge. >> she is not guilty of any criminal thing. >> reporter: police arrested at least 10 people in connection with the investigation. but no one has been charged with any crime yet. tina krause, cbs news london. >> and in the meantime, casey anthony is now a free woman after being acquitted of killing her daughter. protesters yelled out at her when she was released from a florida jail yesterday. she stepped into a waiting suv, apparently relishing her new-found freedom. right now, even anthony's parents say they do not know where she is, and have not spoken to her since 2008, but they say that now, they would like to. >> regardless of everything else that happened in the trial, still their daughter. >> she is going to need a perio
to be a former editor of the "news of the world." as pressure grows on rupert murdoch to testify in london and possibly washington. we will the latest on that in a bit. every day, a new development. >> that is right. >> looks like that thing is a thing of the past. we will get to that coming up. >>> first with time running out to increase the debt limit, tensions running high in the ongoing negotiations at the white house. according to republicans, the president abruptly walked out of wednesday's meeting. cbs news congressional correspondent nancy cordes joins us from capitol hill with the latest. good morning. >> reporter: good morning to you. it appears patience is wearing thin in the room where the president is meeting at the white house with eight top congressional leaders. both sides accuse the other of moving the goal posts, of failing to lead, and now it appears the president has had enough. they may have been all smiles at the start of the meeting. but tensions flared after house majority leader eric cantor, a republican from virginia, repeatedly proposed a series of short-term ext
the same to some of rupert murdoch's top deputies. in left knee done this morning with more is elizabeth palmer. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. one of the main lines of inquiry is going to try to determine whether senior officers of murd murdoch's company knew of or were involved in unethical or especially illegal activity. mobbed by reporters in london, rupert murdoch battled through reporters to have lunch with rebecca brooks. there is a scramble inside the media empire to control toxic fallout from "the news of the world" hacking scandal, which could start making waves in the u.s. >> there's also the issue of did it happen here? "the news of the world" has lots and lots of reporters at any given time on the ground in the u.s. many of its stories, particularly many of its celebrity stories are datelined here. >> reporter: the scandal broke last week with the case of millie dauer. her parents and others discovered that personal voice messages had been hack ed by nes of the journalists hunting for stories. in 2007, a secret internal investigation at murdoch's uk company -- the
the news of the world in britain was arrested. rebecca brooks, who resigned on friday as rupert murdoch's ceo was arrested while at a london police station. the arrest comes two days after brooks, rupert murdoch, and his son were scheduled to answer questions in a parliamentary committee. >>> foreclosure didst well for the first half of the year, but there are still plenty of homes on the auction block. an auction website was putting some of those homes up for sale yesterday in oakland. lawyers were looking for a once-in-a-lifetime deal while the banks were hoping to cut some of their losses. >> you are going to lose an arm. they don't want to lose a leg. >> many of the homes go for a fraction of their value for you in california, one out of every 51 homes received a foreclosure notice over the past six months. >>> the clock is ticking on the nation's debt crisis. if the president and congress don't come to an agreement, u.s. could face higher interest rates on its debt. that could have a real impact on all of our wallet. >> reporter: credit rating agencies are putting the treasury depa
on the rupert murdoch tabloid "news of the world." the controversy forced the paper to cease production and is threatening murdoch's efforts to take over british sky broadcasting. the latest hacking controversy involves a medical records of frasier brown, the son of former prime minister gordon brown. the younger brown was diagnosed with cystic fibrosis. >>> people across the country are dealing with some excessive heat. it could reach dangerous levels this week in nearly two dozen states. as we report, some areas have already seen temperatures well above 100 degrees. >> it's about 105. >>> reporter: and forecasters say that's just the beginning of the heat wave. 23 states are under heat warnings from oklahoma to connecticut at from the deep south to th ohio valley. in illinois a 51-year-old man died because of excessive heat. his air-conditioner wasn't work. in oklahoma, temperatures topped 100 degrees for several days in a row, causing a road to buckle. and in milwaukee, dozens of runners were either hospitalized or treated for heat-related issues during a half marathon sunday. doctor
to investigate whether james murdoch, son of rupert murdoch, lied to parliament. jeff glor is in london with more on this. good morning, jeff. >> reporter: good morning, betty. the murdoch family line has long been up until recently they believe the hacking was largely the work of a single rogue reporter. at issue here is an e-mail that james murdoch may or may not have seen, at least three years ago, seems to indicate it was a much bigger and much more widespread problem and here is what james murdoch said to parliament on tuesday. >> are you made aware of the -- the transcript of the -- message? >> no, i was not aware of that at the time. >> reporter: that is is not so according to two former news corp. employees. in a written statement, they say just by way of clarification, we would like to point out that james murdoch's recollection of what he was told was mistaken. james murdoch then issued a statement saying he stands by his testimony on tuesday. betty? >> very interesting. jeff glor in london for us, thank you. >>> contract talks to end the 132-day nfl lockout have yielded half a deal yes
rupert murdoch's son should answer more questions now about cell phone hacking and possible police payoffs at his company's newspapers. cbs news correspondent elizabeth palmer has more for us. >> reporter: we heard the parliamentary committee has decided not to recall james murdoch in person but, instead, to ask for a written explanation after accusations that he didn't tell the truth last time he spoke to them ten days ago. when james murdoch last answered the committee's questions, he sat next to his father, the media tycoon rupert. >> this is the most huvenl dmbl of my life. >> reporter: two men employed by the paper had already gone to jail. james specifically denied having seen an e-mail that indicated the dirty tricks were, in fact, much more widespread. >> did you see or were you made aware of the transcript of the message? >> no, i was not aware of that at the time. >> reporter: oh, yes, he was say two company insiders including the editor of "news of the woshled" at the time and the paper's lawyer. now british lawmakers want to follow-up. >> if, therefore, james murdoch wa
the presses. as rupert murdoch's company shuts down a london newspaper accused of widespread phone hacking and its former editor who became a spokesman for britain's prm prime minister is arrested. >>> royal stars. william and catherine arrive in l.a. later today. we will show you who will hang out with the royal newlyweds, "early" this friday morning, july 8th, 2011. captioning funded by cbs >>> good friday morning to you. we're coming to you live from the kennedy space center. i'm erica hill along with chris wragge who is in new york. we look at a live picture there of the launch pad ready to go. >> so much buildup. at the mercy of mother nature and that is the big story all morning but looks like things look pretty good around you right now so our fingers are crossed and hoping for the best. >> consensus is positive. as for this morning's scheduled law firm we don't know if mother nature will cooperate but we are watching closely. cbs news correspondent bob orr has the latest for us this hour on the launch. >> reporter: "atlantis" is ready to go. no technical issues
. they should investigate without fear or favor. >> reporter: rupert murdoch, his son james and murdoch's former british ceo rebekah brooks will likely face punishing questions from lawmakers when they appear before parliament tuesday. brooks was arrested over the weekend and released on bail. she spent hours answering questions about what she knew about hacking while she was in charge. >> she is not guilty of any criminal offense. >> reporter: police have arrested at least 10 people in connection with the investigation but no one has been charged with any crime yet. tina kraus, cbs news, london. >>> speaking of hacking, the majority of parents admit to doing something like it to their children. according to a recent survey conducted by an internet security firm, 55% of u.s. parents use facebook to spy on their children. a similar survey in the uk found that some parents even make fake profiles to do that. >>> it's a tough job but somebody has to do it. >> i want to get them. >> meet one city's secret weapon in the war against gophers. the trick she uses to get the job done. >> it's certainly no
developments this morning. a top executive with rupert murdoch's news corp has resigned in the wake of this controversy. cbs news correspondent dana lewis is in london with more on that. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, chris. the murdochs appear to be in full retreat today. james murdoch issued a statement acknowledge willinging wrongdoing in the phone-hacking scandal and says his company will take out full newspaper ads across britain apologizing to the nation. james murdoch arrived at the london headquarters of news nnel today silent but within hours rebekah brooks his chief executive, resigned. 22 years an ally of rupert murdoch who last week flew into london to show his support during a phone-hacking scandal she has been involved in as far back as 2003. >> whether you ever paid the police for information. >> we have paid the police for information in the past. >> reporter: the murdochs summoned to appear tuesday have indicated they won't be answering all questions because of ongoing criminal investigations. >> thanks very much. >> reporter: b
in this tough economy. >>> damage control, rupert murdoch, the observer of the "wall street journal" and fox news travels to london today to take control of the hacking scandal surrounding his london tabloid that is sending shock waves through the british government. we'll talk to the lawyer of a family of this little girl who touched off this growing firestorm. >>> and royal invasion. after conquering canada, prince william and his wife catherine hit l.a., where they could outshine some of hollywood's brightest stars. "early" this saturday morning, july 9th, 2011. captioning funded by cbs >>> welcome to a picture perfect day in the big city. i'm russ mitchell. >> i'm rebecca jarvis. from the jobs to the royals and the shuttle launch and to betty ford. >> a courageous first lady who battled addiction to pain killers and addiction to alcohol and defeating breast cancer. she died in palm springs, california, she was 93 years old. scott pelley takes a look back at her remarkable life. >> reporter: relatively unknown until her husband became president, betty ford became one of the most popular a
newspapers. at issue, is why london police didn't pursue an investigation two years ago on the rupert murdoch tabloid "news of the world." the controversy forced the paper to cease production. >>> do you use groupon's app on your mobile device? the giant may know more about you than you think. >> forget receipts. how some retailers are sending them to your in box. >> and seeing some low clouds here in the bay area. a little bit of drizzle as you take off out of sfo this morning under a high of 63 degrees. warmer in houston and rain and 20 to 30% chance of thunderstorms. a high of 97 today. and seeing warmer weather as we continue to make our way to the east. heading to atlanta, 97 degrees, no rain, mostly sunny skies. we'll have a full look at your bay area forecast coming up. ,,,,,, when your eyes are smiling... you're smiling. and when they're laughing... you're laughing. be kind to your eyes... with transitions lenses. transitions adapt to changing light so you see your whole day comfortably... and conveniently while protecting your eyes from the sun. ask your eyecare professional which tr
engulfed his empire. >> for critics of rupert murdoch, this is the best thing that could happen the best case they could have to argue against murdock around say he has too many power. >> reporter: he and his son will tell how much they knew about the scandal. so will former british ceo rebekah brooks, who police are already investigating. the controversy has forcerd the head of scotland yard and his deputy to resign over their alleged links to a former murdock executive. the scandal has reached the highest levels of the british government, with opposition leaders saying the prime minister himself has questions to answer about his close ties to the murdock empire. >> but at the moment, if he is unable to provide the leadership the country needs... >> reporter: rebekah brooks is a friend and neighbor to the prime minister. the pair met repeatedly since cameron took office 14 months ago. the prime minister cut short a trip to africa and called for an emergency session of parliament. in a further twist to the scandal, police found one of the first whistle-blowers about hacking dead at his h
an investigation two years ago on the rupert murdoch tabloid "news of the world." the controversy forced the paper to cease production. today former british prime minister gordon brown huh accused murdoch's newspapers of employing criminals in order to obtain confidential information about his own family. >>> president obama and congressional leaders will meet once again today. they are trying to break a partisan deadlock on reducing the nation's deficit as well as raising the debt ceiling. the progress though if any has been slow. the president says spending cuts and new revenue are both necessary while republicans oppose anything resembling a tax increase. yesterday the president rejected a gop proposal for a short-term extension. >> we don't manage other affairs in three-month increments. >> the american people will not accept and the house cannot pass a bill that raises taxes on job creators. >> this will be the third straight day of these meetings. >>> 6:12 now. the slow lane may be even slower than usual. how gas prices are forcing truckers to change their driving habits. >> plus new support
murdoch executive in britain in 2007. then there are the murdochs themselves-- rupert, the tycoon head of news throughout the world's largest media conglomerate after disney; and his son and heir apparent, james, who is now known to authorize payments to victims of phone hacking, although he says he didn't have the complete picture at the time, and regrets what he did. >> how would one put it politely? there's no on else to throw over. if the boat is still sinking... >> reporter: both rupert and his son james will appear before a parliamentary committee this tuesday. >> mitchell: is there any reason to believe they could be arrested as well? >> reporter: the committee next week is purely political, so, no, there won't be any arrests coming out of that. but there are two police criminal investigations just gearing up with lots of evidence to comb through, some of it said to be e-mails from inside the company. so i don't think anybody can predict where this thing is going to lead. >> mitchell: elizabeth palmer in london, thanks. casey anthony walked out of jail under heavy guard 12 days
scandal. >> reporter: media giant rupert murdock faced british lawmakers to defend his billion-dollar global empire but 2.5 hours into questioning, he had to defend himself. >> oh!! >> reporter: a man lunged from the crowd at murdoch with a plateful of foam. his wife jumped to his rescue before police took the protestor away. earlier, murdock's son james apologized for phone hacking at the family's "news of the world" newspaper. >> it's a matter of great regret. >> were you aware -- >> reporter: politicians fired questions at the murdochs all on live tv. >> did you accept that ultimately you are responsible for that whole fiasco? >> no. >> you are not responsible? who is responsible? >> the people that i trusted to run and then maybe the people they trusted. >> reporter: murdoch employees are accused of tapping the voicemails of murder victims, politicians, even the families of 9/11 victims. former "news of the world" editor rebekah brooks also took the hot seat and chose her words carefully. she is also under police investigation. >> things went badly wrong at the "news of t
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